Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester
A collection of science fiction stories, most of them reprints from the 1950s. In Hobson's Choice, tourists from the future visit our age to experience a nuclear war, while Adam and No Eve is on the world's last surviving male.
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Mr . Aquila ' s eyes turned into wounds . “ By your standards I am the great man of
infinite power and variety . So was the remittance man from Europe to na´ve
natives on the beaches of Tahiti . Eh ? And so am I to you as I comb the beaches
His frightening eyes whipped around the back room . “ Identify me as Boyne . " “
Boyne ! " Macy echoed incredulously . “ MQ . Boyne . ” Mr . Boyne opened a
wallet shaped like an accordion , ran his fingers through various colored papers
Their eyes locked in a steady gaze . Sima examined him gravely . Again Alceste
was jolted and moved . His hands began to tremble and he released the girl ' s
shoulders in panic . “ Yes , " Sima said . “ I can trust you . " “ No matter what I say ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
Not a definitive collection, but much overlap w/ Starburst, which I just read. ? Kind of overwhelming to read that much Bester in such a short span of time. ? He really is much more modern than most ... Read full review
VIRTUAL UNREALITIES: The Short Fiction of Alfred BesterUser Review - Kirkus
A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ... Read full review
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